TGIT: Our Weekend Picks!

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photo of Fire On Your Sleeve courtesy of MySpace

Friday, May 29th

Fire On Your Sleeve +the Delta Routine, So So Radio @ Cactus Club (2496 S. Wentworth), 10 p.m

Milwaukee’s Fire On Your Sleeve is adept at running the gamut of blues, rock, country and folk , never letting their audiences drift into a state of recognition. The Delta Routine unapologetically delivers straight-up blues-rock, laying down old-school riffs reminiscent of the Stones, but keeping it distinctly contemporary, joining the ranks of such local acts as Invade Rome.

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photo of Partisan courtesy of MySpace

Saturday, May 30th

Partisan + Dear Astronaut, Quest for Fire @ The Borg Ward (823 W. National), 8 p.m. 

Partisan have brought their dynamically intense performances to Milwaukee’s less-dominated stages for quite some time, but Saturday brings their last hurrah. Sometimes stark and somber, sometimes squalored and distorted, Partisan recalls the most chilling and cranked moments of fellow amped-up folk rockers, Low.

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photo of Terrior Bute courtesy of MySpace

Terrior Bute + Jail, Zebras, Squidbotz @ Cactus Club (2496 S. Wentworth), 10 p.m.

This city likes its music night/day: either it’s tough as nails or it’s all Pixy Stix. Saturday, Cactus plays host to the sweeter variety with the day and night-glo pop of Terrior Bute, who’ve just released their delicious Realm Dwellers. Adding to the sugar buzz are Squidbotz, Zebras and Jail.

 

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photo of the Uptown Savages courtesy of MySpace

The Uptown Savages @ Frank’s Power Plant (2800 S. Kinnickinnic), 10 p.m.

Greasy rock and roll gets a little bit purtier when flowers are added to the mix at The Uptown Savages’ 3rd Annual Luau. Slug back a Malibu & Pineapple or a Red Stripe and hit the dance floor. Just not too hard.

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image courtesy of MySpace

Red Knife Lottery + the Bangkok Taxi Pimps, Wizard of Cause @ Mad Planet (533 E. Center), 10 p.m.

Red Knife Lottery is still kicking…and screaming, as a proper hardcore rock band is bound to do. Representative screamer, Ashley Chapman hasn’t lost her vim, switching from throat-rattling to soulful swoon on the turn of a vocal dime. The group is looking forward to releasing some of their most churning, vehement tunes yet: Soiled Soul & Rapture is due out in July.

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image courtesy of MySpace

 Sunday, May 31st

Hot Dog! Classic Country Spin @ Burnhearts (2599 S. Logan), 5 p.m.

When will you get your next chance to hear Hank Williams, Rick Nelson, Nancy Sinatra and George Jones besides at a family holiday get-together? This time around, it’s way better: no weird relatives and the beer just got 75% more delicious. The Hot Dog! Classic Country Spin is celebrating it’s one year anniversary at Burnhearts with DJs Kevin and Austin playing the classics and dishing up a potluck dinner and complimentary country compilation for each buckaroo present.

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